What size should my verandah be?

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Your guide to verandah sizes

There’s a lot of considerations when it comes to building a new verandah in Melbourne. You’ll have to decide on the style, the materials and the colour you use. But perhaps one of the most important considerations is how big to build a new verandah. Coming in all shapes and sizes, verandahs are custom built to suit your property and your needs. The width, length and height of your verandah will depend on a number of different factors. This is a combination of the size of your backyard as well as some other important lifestyle aspects. To help you make a decision on how big to build your verandah, we’ve put together 5 important questions to ask yourself before installing one.

  1. How big is my backyard?

The first thing you’ll need to do before deciding on the size of your verandah is determine how much space you actually have to build on. You can’t set your heart on a wide-open verandah if your backyard doesn’t allow for the space! Think realistically, and measure out the area in which you would like your verandah to sit. In the same respect, a smaller verandah could look out of place if you have a particularly large home and backyard. It’s important to find a middle ground and build a verandah to a size that suits your property. If you’d like some assistance in deciding on what size to build, you can visit our contact page here to request a free quote.

  1. What do I intend to use the verandah for?

A verandah can have many uses, so it’s important to decide on what you will use it for. If you’re just looking to create a shady area to sit down and relax in on a warm day, a smaller verandah could provide exactly what you need, for an affordable price. If you’re looking to create the ultimate outdoor entertainment area for guests featuring kitchen areas, tables, chairs and more, then you’ll need a bigger verandah to accommodate for your requirements. Make sure you know exactly how you’re going to use the verandah before deciding on a size.

  1. What is my budget?

Next, you need to decide on how much money you’re willing to spend. A bigger verandah is obviously going to cost more, so ensure that your plans are realistic. Do some research into reputable verandah builders in Melbourne and get a quote to determine what your budget could buy. You should always look to engage a reputable installer, such as a licensed Stratco installer. If you’re building a new verandah in Melbourne, the price of could vary from company to company. Some verandah builders will only offer timber or other concrete and plaster alternatives. At Undercover Concepts, we supply and install Colourbond verandahs. These steel verandahs are highly durable and easy to install. In many cases, a steel verandah can often be cheaper than installing a timber verandah. Colourbond verandahs are also known for their durability, making them a highly strong and cost-effective option.

  1. What style of verandah do I want?

The style of your verandah can play into how big it should ideally be. As a verandah builder in Melbourne, we have built many different styles of verandahs for our various clients. However, some styles are better suited to certain sizes. If you’re looking to install a large verandah for example, a flat style roof utilising Stratco Cooldek Roofing would suit best. More detailed styles like the Stratco Outback Sunroof can suit smaller areas better as they contribute to a feeling of openness.

  1. How will this verandah effect the value of my home?

One great benefit of building a verandah in Melbourne is that it can increase the value of your home when the time comes to sell.  When considering the size of your new verandah, it’s important to consider the impact it will have on your property value in the future. The size and style that you choose will determine how much value it will add. You’ll want to consider a verandah with a practical and versatile size and style. Aim to build a verandah that will cater to the needs of a variety of homeowners with various lifestyles. The more your verandah is suited to your existing home, the more it will likely increase your property value.

Trusted verandah builders in Melbourne

These are some of the most important questions you can ask yourself before determining the size of your new verandah. Ultimately the size of your verandah depends on your budget, usage and space requirements. If you’re thinking about installing a new Colourbond or steel verandah in Melbourne, get in touch with our team of specialists at Undercover Concepts by visiting our contact page here. From there we can further discuss your requirements, organise a site inspection, and provide you with a custom quote. If you’d like to view some of the verandahs we’ve installed in the past, visit our work page.

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